Real Madrid have quashed reports linking defender Raphaël Varane to Manchester United, insisting that the Frenchman is untransferable.
The 27-year old came close to joining United in 2011 when he was laying for French side Lens. Instead he opted for Real instead and has gone on to make 330 appearances for the Spanish champions. In his time at the Bernabeu he has won three league titles, the Spanish cup once, the Champions League four times, and the FIFA Club World Cup on four occasions as well.
He also won the World Cup with France two years ago.
There have been suggestions that Real were prepared to sell him for £100 million to United because of the financial challenges they are facing because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but Zinedine Zidane insists that he is an integral part of his squad, and that he is going nowhere.
Varane is under contract at Real until June 2022.
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